Title

The Role of Know-Why in Knowledge Development within Biomedicine: Lessons for Organizations

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2000

DOI

10.1023/A:1015817810935

Publication Title

Asia Pacific Journal of Management

Volume

17

Issue

August

Pages

331-351

Abstract

This paper identifies know-why as a critical dimension of knowledge, and interprets it by drawing on the literature in knowledge from diverse disciplines. We argue that know-why can complement other dimensions of knowledge, such as know-how, in enabling inquiry, innovation and knowledge development. A discussion of the role of know-why in knowledge development within biomedicine supports our argument. Insights draw from biomedicine's history and organizational cases are used to develop propositions about knowledge development process within organizations.

ORCID

0000-0001-6033-8095 (Nair)

Original Publication Citation

Ahlstrom, D., & Nair, A. (2000). The role of know-why in knowledge development within biomedicine: Lessons for organizations. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 17(2), 331-351. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1015817810935

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